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Multiple escorts - Hiv risk?

Hi there,
This is my 2nd month of research on HIV. During this time, I cannot stress enough the anxiety and stress I am going through. More below. So I need your answer please as quick as possible.

I am a 32 year old Indian male working in Kuwait. FYI, I am circumcised. I use e-cigarettes and vape constantly. Not a hard drinker.
I got tested for HIV, hepatitis and other diseases 6 months ago and all came back negative. All good. Now to the worrying part.

I have been seeing escorts for at least 4 years now. Regularly. Always the method is the same, UNprotected oral and FULLY protected vaginal sex. Always.
In the last 2 months, I dont know what got into me, but I ended up seeing 13 escorts. These are online escorts (NOT STREET) and high priced escorts. I think 9 of them were russians and 4 of them were Vietnamese/Asian. Same method, unprotected oral, protected vaginal sex with condom and proper lubrication. Never any anal sex.

In the last 3 weeks, I ran a fever for 3 days which cleared up, had dry cough and sore throat for 2 weeks. The sore throat changed to mornings only and seemed to clear up as the day progressed. I used to cough up yellow phlegm and have hoarse voice in the mornings only as soon as I wake up. I had 2 small tiny tiny red pimples on my left chest for 2 days which cleared up, FYI I usually get these at times. I had one canker sore on my right upper lip (I have had canker sores before too), followed by 3 separate nights with night sweats during the fever (not continuous nights). I had 2 days of sinus like localized headache where head ache increased when I sniff up through my nose. My job involves staring at a laptop screen for 12-14 hours a day. I had 3 days where I was very tired and sleepy. 3 separate nights, I had a pin and tingling feeling in my right hand while I slept, which I think is because I slept on my hand which went away in a few seconds when I adjusted my hands. Just putting it all out there.

I am so worried that I went back to most of these escorts to confirm their HIV status and all of them said they check once in 3 months and are all healthy.

I dont have any swollen nodes anywhere and no rashes of any kind. I feel all ok now apart from the slight dry throat in the morning which goes away after a glass of water.

I have been researching about this for a long time and I am scared to go in for a hiv test. And very anxious.
I keep reading that receiving oral is an almost 0 chance of HIV transmission and only theoretically possible, and I am pretty sure that all those escorts had well kept oral hygiene.
In fact, 2 of the escorts snapped at me and said: ''We are more scared of all this than you and we go in for regular tests!!! If you are this scared, dont come back!''.

Please let me know my chance of getting infected with HIV or something else taking into account all the above info.

HIV Touching someone’s hand

While at work I touched the hand of an individual that appeared to have an actively bleeding cut or tear on his cuticle. I have a bunch of small tears and cuts on my hands and around my cuticles. Is there any risk for an HIV infection if I
1) touched his cut with my cuts
2) got some of the blood on my hands and I didn’t notice than itched my eye
3) came into contact with blood that he may have transferred to a pen or piece of paper.

Thank you

Pls pls reply

Hello everyone, you all are doing great job addressing the concerns of worried people, thanks all sorry my english is not well if
So, coming to my worry
60 days back I visited a night club with my friends and was standing with my male friend in the club a club girl came and stood in between us and my friend was bit engaged with her and also starting fingring her vagina and all of sudden he touched my neck from behind which i was having few nail scratches 6 hours before my concern is if he has vaginal fluid or vaginal fluid mixed with blood on his hand and touched my recent scratches would there will be a zero risk of hiv transmission? , i am worried as i got rashes on my chest area after 2 weeks and feeling of nausea,i also got hiv card test after 34 days from the event the results were non reactive, should i go for further testing kindly help very much worried

Different Question about Toilet Please Help

Dear Vancouver Helpline Volunteers,
First of all, really appreciate your work on helping so many worrisome persons.
I searched all toilet related question but not one just match to my case. Could you please take a quick look? If it happened to be similar with some question, I am sorry that I did not catch it.

I just used the public toilet at library in the afternoon. I was in urge so I did not flush the toilet before I use. There are some toilet paper in the toilet water. I did not see any obvious blood by eyes. Later I started to worry. What if there are some body secretion fluid or tiny blood on the paper i did not see because it is diluted by the water and I got some backsplash on my annal area while I pee. I have annal fissure and it was a little bit bleeding in the morning. Is there any possibility to get HIV infection? Am I at risk?

Really appreciate you could help

Threading at Barber


I had my unwanted hair on my cheeks removed by threading at the barber shop. At the end of it, I saw a drop of blood on my cheek. I wiped it away with my finger but then I couldn't see a scar or anything that shows the source of blood. I believe it was just blood from one my hair roots. I wonder if it is possible for me to get hiv from the saliva on the string if the barber had some scars in his mouth.

I know this is a long shot and might seem weird but I am really worried, thank you for your attention.

first week

I'm a male 25 years old. 4 days ago I had unprotected sex with a girl that I do not know. I had sex on Saturday, on Sunday I felt tired and on Monday I felt the same thing but on Tuesday, I had a bad fever, Sore throat, body ache and my neck in pain, and little headache, on Wednesday, the fever is gone but I felt tired and still have Sore throat. however, on Thursday,
i am feeling way better nobody pain no neck pain no fever and no sore throat

can HIV symptoms show in 3 days to 4 days after the sex?
do you think there a chance i have HIV?

thank you

Scratched myself with my nail and it bled after potentially coming into contact with blood

I work in a laboratory that processes blood products and after we had finished for the day, I went to change out of my scrubs and scratched one of my fingers with another fingernail hard enough that it bled. Prior to this, I had washed my hands, put on gloves, and entered the lab to finish up my work, where the only thing I came into contact with (while wearing gloves) was a computer and keyboard we use next to our blood-typing equipment. The table gets blood on it sometimes due to the nature of the work but it is generally (assuming my coworkers are somewhat conscientious) quickly cleaned with antimicrobial solution and there was no blatantly visible blood, wet or dry, that I noticed. I finished the work, left the lab and threw out the gloves before changing, which is when I scratched myself. My hands had not yet been washed after taking off the gloves which is why I am concerned there was perhaps an exposure risk despite the cut having not come into direct contact with wet blood (my ungloved hands had not come into contact with anything in the lab). If the cut hadn't bled I wouldn't be worried but does this warrant seeking out PEP or is this just anxiety?
Should add: the blood products we process come from cord blood for future stem cell transplant use, so I'm assuming they are screened prior to processing since it would not make sense to use HIV-positive blood for a stem cell transplant.

I went to urinate after touched a wet doorknob

Hello, I have a question , I touched a wet doorknob (from someone washing their hands) and without thinking I just wiped my fingers on my shirt and then went to urinate (touching my penis with the same hand).

Can you get hiv like that?

Stepped on a syringe

Hello there,

I reaching out because I'm really anxious about a situation that happened 2 day ago. I was taking my dog out in the dog area of my apartment complex when I noticed something on the ground. When I looked closer (not touching it with my hands) I saw a syringe with the cap on it lying in the leaves. It was filled with a dark liquid. When I realized what it was I quickly back away and left. As I was walking away I felt a dull pain in my right foot. I was wearing boots and socks at the time.
After putting my dog away I went back to the spot and carefully walked around to see if there was another syringes I had missed. I didn't see any besides the one I already found (with the cap still on) but I started worrying because of that sudden foot pain. I went back upstairs and with a soaked peroxide cotton pad, wiped the bottoms of my feet. I didn't see any blood on the pads so I didn't think much of it and went on with my day. I also check the bottoms on my boots and see anything sticking out.
But later in the evening after I got out of the shower, I looked at the bottom of my right foot and noticed a tiny break in the skin. Almost like a pin prick. There was no blood but I poured peroxide on it again. There's no pain when I touch it but I cant shake the feeling that I might have stepped on a needle that I didn't see. I'm not sure if the pain in my foot after first seeing the needle is all in my head. I just got more anxious and worried after seeing the tiny pin like break in the skin.
Would I have noticed if I had stepped on a syringe and it went through my boot? Would my foot have bled some if I had? Is getting prick by a needle enough for HIV and Hep C transmission? Should I get tested for HIV and Hep C? Am I at risk?

I realized these are silly questions but I haven't been able to stop thinking about it.

half slippage

I had an encounter with another guy of unkonwn status. I was the insertive and used condom during all the intercourse. The condom did not break ( I checked it after having sex) but I found out that during the intercourse the condom was partially slipped ( like 2.5 cm from the base of the shaft). Given that scenario, there would be an extra risk for hiv transmission ( from the bottom to the top).


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